Buddy and I stayed up until midnight, like we always do. Then we spent the day being a Clemson Family...all decked out in orange so we could watch the Tigers play in the Gator Bowl. We lost to Nebraska, which was a shame since it started out as a really good game. Quinn looked so cute in his orange overalls.
While I am waiting for our traditional New Year's Day meal of pork, collard greens, and black-eyed peas to finish (are we Southern or what?), I thought I would write out my New Year's Resolutions for 2009. I do this every year--hopefully I will keep them this time!
#1. I want to grow closer to God through daily devotions and prayer time. I can honestly admit that I have not been as faithful at these things as I should be. I want to get back on track this year.
#2. I want to become an even better wife and mother for my family. These two guys mean the world to me, and I want to do everything I can do to be the best woman they both deserve.
#3. I want to lose weight and better my own health. They say it takes 9 months to put on "baby weight" and 9 months to lose it, but here we are a week from Quinn's birthday and I am still carrying around extra pounds. I have a goal in mind, which I do not wish to share here right now. When I meet this goal, I will share all!
#4. I want to keep up with paperwork at school (grading papers, student forms, etc), so I can have more family time. This is just an area I have struggled with since becoming a teacher. I do great for a few weeks, then life gets hectic, and the next thing I know I am buried under mountains of paperwork. Then I have to bring it home and try to catch up on the weekend, but feel like I should be spending that time with my son and husband. If I could get into a better habit at school, I could do my school work AT SCHOOL...imagine that.
So there you have it folks...my four resolutions for this year. I really want to keep all of these this year, especially the first one. If I can keep God number one in my life, everything else will just fall into place.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
and He will make your paths straight.